Starke County Commissioners Discuss Golf Cart Ordinance

Starke County’s lack of a golf cart ordinance is causing problems for residents of its two lake communities. Members of the Bass Lake Property Owners Association have asked the commissioners to look into setting a policy. Many people use golf carts to get around at both Bass and Koontz Lakes, often with no regard for motorized vehicles or low-light conditions when they are difficult to see. The commissioners discussed the matter but did not take any formal action. Several communities have adopted ordinances that allow golf carts equipped with slow moving vehicle signs and headlights to be operated on public roads if the owner obtains a permit to do so, and the state has a law on the books that sets regulations that must be followed.